Soccer at Brentwood is an option for boys in the first and second term and for girls in second and third term. Jr. boys and Sr. boys compete in the first term and girls compete in the third term. Second term is when any girls and boys can play and develop. When juniors play we are preparing them to be ready to play with the seniors in either one year or two years. Our long term approach to player development focuses on developing better thinkers on the field, not just winning games.
Within the Brentwood soccer program we have players that play high performance soccer outside of the school. We give these players opportunities to excel on the field with Brentwood as well as within club teams.
Brentwood Soccer is run by Wes Barrett, Co-founder of EPIC Sport and the Western Canada College ID Camp (WCCIDC). WCCID is the largest and only week long residential ID camp that brings in multiple university coaches around North America (U Sport, NCAA, NAIA) to watch, coach, and recruit young male and female soccer players. This connection to high performance soccer on the island and the Western Canada College ID Camp allows for soccer players to join a program that will help players achieve future soccer goals.
B.A. (UBC), M.Lit., (St. Andrews, U.K.) Head of English, Soccer
Head of the English Department, the senior Privett man, and sartorial inspiration for multitudes of Brentwood students, Paul Collis teaches English 10, Language and Composition 11AP, and Literature 12. With an undergraduate degree from the University of British Columbia, a Masters in Shakespeare from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, no experience as a long snapper for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and a teaching diploma from the University of Victoria, Mr. Collis ensured that he remained in school in perpetuity by joining the Brentwood faculty in 1998. When not brandishing semi-colons to the reluctant or championing Dickens to the incredulous, Mr. Collis coaches soccer year round at BCS and then returns on his bicycle to Cobble Hill, where he, his wife, Karen Handford, and their children spend many pleasant hours reenacting great scenes from Pickwick Papers.
B.A (University of Victoria) Head of Volleyball, Soccer
Born and raised in Victoria, BC, Jill Fougner competed in a wide variety of sports as a child. Her teenage years were divided busily between softball and volleyball. Ms. Fougner was a member of the BC championship teams and was a member of the BC volleyball team for four years. At the age of 18, she was selected to join Canada's national volleyball team; shortly after she re-located to the national training centre in Ottawa, she represented her nation in the 1982 World Volleyball championships in Peru. After playing for the national team, Ms. Fougner competed for the University of Victoria where she was named to the Inter-University Athletic Unions All-Canadian team four times. She was also named best setter at the 1989 national championships. Upon graduating from the University of Victoria with a degree in psychology, Ms. Fougner moved to Australia to play professional beach volleyball. Her retirement from this immodestly clad sport brought her home to Victoria where she led the coaching staff of University of Victoria varsity volleyball programme for seven years. Ms. Fougner joined the Brentwood coaching staff in 2000, and became Assistant Houseparent of Gwynneth House, now Allard, in 2001. She is currently the head of the volleyball programme. Along with her assistant coach, Mike Minckler, Ms. Fougner coached the Brentwood senior girls volleyball team to back-to-back provincial championship titles in 2006 and 2007. She was the assistant coach for Team BC in 2007 which won the gold medal at the Western Canada Games and was named volleyball coach of the year for Vancouver Island (2006-2007). Ms. Fougner and her husband Paul have two children.
B.A. Rec and Health, Assistant House Parent - Ellis, Head Soccer Coach
Born and raised in Richmond BC, Wesley is going into his 4th year at Brentwood and 3rd year as head of soccer. He moved over to Victoria at 19 to go to the University of Victoria to pursue his post-secondary education and play Varsity Soccer for the Vikes. Wesley played soccer for the Vikes from 2008-2013. The highlight of his university career was winning the National Championship on home soil in 2011. He finished a degree in Recreation and Health in May of 2015. Wesley has spent the last 10 years coaching soccer, mostly in Victoria and the lower mainland. Wesley co-founded an organization called EPIC Sport Management Society and he continues to run and facilitate EPIC while working at Brentwood. Within EPIC Wesley is now the Head Coach and Franchise Owner of Vancouver Island Football Club (VIFC). VIFC competes in the Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) in the spring/summer months which Is a semi-pro women's league right below the Pro Women's League (NWSL). Wesley has a very close connection to a multitude of Canadian University soccer programs.